Thankful for the Healing Hands of God

Let me live that I may praise you.

(Psalm 119:175 NIV)

A few years ago, my father began to experience some health problems. I sensed in my spirit that it was nothing serious, but we still had to get him checked out. For someone who has never gone for regular check ups, the doctor was quite impressed with my dad’s test results and he didn’t hesitate to point it out. There was only one explanation for all of this… It had to be God! As one doctor rightfully put it, “God does the healing. I charge the fee.” I watched as my father breathed a sigh of relief that day, but most importantly, I saw him draw closer to God during the difficult time and testify of His healing touch afterwards.

I’m thankful for the healing hands of God. I’m thankful that He heals us not only physically, but in all other areas of life too – emotionally, mentally and spiritually. As one songwriter put it, there’s “Never been a heart you couldn’t heal.” But like the Psalmist, I’ve discovered that with the healing comes a great responsibility – to declare the praises of our God, “Let me live that I may praise you.” It is to the living that God entrusts this responsibility. Every day that we wake up is another opportunity to praise God for what He has done and what He will do. Let’s not go through another day without letting the world know what our great God has done for us. Let’s live for Him and point others to Him.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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